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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

‘Variety’ Archives

Easy Steps to a Low Maintenance Eco-friendly Landscape

Easy Steps to a Low Maintenance Eco-friendly Landscape

Gardening expert Melinda Myers provides a plan to transform your landscape It’s possible to create a beautiful landscape and be kind to the environment even with a busy schedule and while staying within budget.  “All it takes is a bit of planning and a few low maintenance strategies,” says gardening expert and author Melinda Myers. Myers recommends these five strategies to create a low maintenance eco-friendly landscape this season. Be Waterwise
Save money on the water bill, time spent ... Full Story

New pictorial histories of Loveland and Mead

New pictorial histories of Loveland and Mead

    Images of America series hits the bull’s-eye By Claudia Young Arcadia Publishing bills the books in this series as “pictorial history” but that doesn’t begin to describe the very real historical service they provide to the communities that find themselves to be the fortunate subjects of this series. Two books published by Arcadia in the “Images of America” series recently came to our attention: “Loveland” and “Highlandlake and Mead.” What began as a light ... Full Story

Is my pet having a seizure?

Is my pet having a seizure?

                                                                   By Dr. Maggie Vandenberg Neurologist and Neurosurgeon Seizures are one of the most common neurologic disorders seen in veterinary medicine. Due to the variable presentations, they can be difficult to identify. Typically they are episodic and they cause an animal to have altered behavior prior to and after the seizure episode. In an event that an animal has a generalized (‘grand mal’) seizure ... Full Story

CSU Little Shop of Physics Open House

CSU Little Shop of Physics Open House

  Colorado State University Little Shop of Physics Open House Returns Feb. 23 with New Dimensions FORT COLLINS - Shine a light through your hand, measure the electricity from your muscles and make ice cream in two minutes. The Little Shop of Physics 22nd Annual Open House returns to Colorado State University with more than 300 hands-on experiments and seven interactive presentations for people of all ages. The free public event will be 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, in the ... Full Story

Corn Cobs Are Not For Dogs

Corn Cobs Are Not For Dogs

  Tales from the Pet Clinic with Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, DACVIM A sick young dog Early last week, Steel, a healthy, well cared for young Labrador, was rushed to The AMC in the wee hours of the morning for intractable vomiting.  The poor dog looked miserable with vomit on his face and paws. The emergency doctors determined he was dehydrated and started intravenous fluids along with mediations to help control nausea. They also performed a critical test when they took an abdominal ... Full Story

League of Women Voters Essay Contest

League of Women Voters Essay Contest

    League Honors Young Voter for February Youth Voter Month LARIMER COUNTY— February is Youth Voter Month and on Feb. 1, 2013, the League of Women Voters of Larimer County launches the annual ideas contest for high school students in Thompson and Poudre school districts. Any high school age student can enter by writing a simple thought or up to 300 words about "Why I Look Forward to Voting." Thoughts are not limited to either local, state or federal issues. For the first time, ... Full Story

Pets and Poision

Pets and Poision

  Rat and Mouse Poison Ingestion By Dana Dietrich, DVM Emergency Veterinarian, Internal Medicine Specialist   Rat and mouse poison is not only poisonous to rodents but also to our family pets. There are several types of rat poison that can cause different types of clinical signs. The most commonly used rat poison causes bleeding. When you discover your pet has eaten the poison or even if you just suspect it, you should take them to a veterinarian immediately. If possible, you should ... Full Story

Why Can’t My Cat Breathe?

Why Can’t My Cat Breathe?

        By Crystal Connor, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Respiratory distress, also referred to as dyspnea (disp-ne´ah), can present in different ways when it comes to our feline friends. The underlying cause can be from various conditions related to either the upper or lower respiratory tract. In some situations, the dyspnea can even be secondary to heart disease or problems outside of the lungs. Clinical symptoms that may indicate your cat is having difficulty breathing ... Full Story

17th Annual Secret Santa’s for the Elderly

17th Annual Secret Santa’s for the Elderly

The 17th Annual Secret Santa’s for the Elderly is currently seeking volunteers. The purpose of the Santa’s is to bring a smile and feeling of love and encouragement to elderly by providing a loving visitor. Volunteers will be paired with an adopted resident living in a nursing or assisted living home in Larimer County. A list is also provided if you’d like to take a simple gift along. Since 1996 the nonprofit group has organized more than 7,300 visits to elderly. For information call ... Full Story

Twinkies? Make your own

Twinkies? Make your own

From Petit Chef Recipe by Mele Cotte Homemade Twinkie 1 cup cake flour ¾ cup sugar 1 tsp baking powder 3 eggs ¼ cup milk Whisk together the dry ingredients. Add eggs and continue to whisk to combine (or use a hand or stand mixer). Add half the milk. If the batter is too thick, gradually add the rest of the milk until the batter is thick, but easily pourable. Divide batter into nine mini loaf pans.Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out ... Full Story

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